County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

Lewis Bates (left) with the schools rugby coach, Richard Byrne

Thornton schoolboy set to fly the flag at Twickenham

When the England rugby union team run out onto the pitch at Twickenham against Wales on Saturday, a Thornton schoolboy will be one of the proud flag bearers.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Front: Callum Wardle, Tara Choudhury, Jack Webster and Jade Williams. Back: Ethan Lees, Jaques Bonsell, Antonio Marmo and Declan Molloy

Top university joy for Blackpool students

Eight students at one Blackpool college are on their way to a first class education after being offered places at the UK’s top two universities.
Pictured above from top left, Dr Mary Bousted; Patrick Green and bottom left, Sadiq Khan and Andy Mellor.

KNIFE CRIME: Are body scanners needed in our schools?

One in 10 children have told their parents they have seen another pupil carrying a knife in school, a frightening statistic has revealed.
Members of Tramshed Theatre's youth company

Theatre group’s call for help to keep it on track

An inclusive theatre company is on the lookout for new trust members to develop their work.

Theatre and Comedy
Some of the cast of AKS's production of High School Musical

REVIEW: High School Musical, AKS, Lowther Pavilion

This show is the familiar American high school story of students breaking free of their own cliques, whether ‘brainiacs’ or ‘Jocks’ - through the medium of the school musical.

Theatre and Comedy

Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.

Future scientists up to challenge

The scientists and engineers of tomorrow have been out to impress the judges in a bid to win their school a share of a £2,000 prize fund.

Students at Fleetwood Nautical Campus celebrated graduation last year, coinciding with its 125th anniversary.

Fleetwood Nautical Campus boss doffs cap to future success

Fleetwood Nautical Campus is looking forward to the future, after celebrating its past.

County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

Justine Greening leaves Downing Street on Monday night

‘Premier League bosses have a longer lifespan’

‘In my 30 years in education we have had 18 Secretaries of State – Premier League football managers last longer than that’.
Steven Downham-Clarke

New vice principal to take over at Fylde coast college

A Fylde coast college has appointed a new vice principal.

County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?

Lancashire students get a feel for crimes, scenes and investigations

Hidden away inside a shabby row of terraced houses are the scenes of multiple brutal crimes.

Louise Ironfield with some of the dresses donated for "You Shall Go To The Ball"

You shall go to the ball says city nurse Louise

A Disney-loving bride has set up her own Cinderella style initiative  to enable disadvantaged teenagers to go to the ball.

Elves in action at Flakefleet Primary School

School's elf video is a festive hit

When the doors of a Fylde coast school closed just before Christmas, magic happened.

Talk to your child about having some responses ready if they are asked to send explicit images

Advice for parents concerned about children sexting

Child safety group Internet Matters has released a new list of tips for parents who are concerned about their children taking part in sexting.
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